Acquisition of theoretical, scientific and professional knowledge in the field of pathophysiology, clinic and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and acquired heart diseases.
Training on clinical methodology, including how to behave during acute syndromes and/or emergency situations, invasive and non-invasive diagnostic imaging, drug therapy and interventional therapy, primary prevention interventions.
Acquisition of basic knowledge about diagnosis and surgical treatment of most common congenital heart diseases, about acquired valvular diseases and ischemic heart disease. Acquisition of the essential elements about diagnosis and treatment of mechanical post-MI complications and about thoracic aortic diseases. Acquisition of basic knowledge about indications for heart transplantation and post operative complications
- Instrumental Diagnostics in Cardiology: electrocardiography, echocardiography, modern instrumental methods
- Ischemic heart disease
- Chest pain: differential diagnosis
- Cardiomyopathy: dilated, hypertrophic, restrictive
- Heart failure
- Endocarditis, myocarditis and pericarditis
- Major congenital heart disease
- Arterial hypertension and hypertensive heart disease
- Pulmonary hypertension
- Chronic pulmonary heart
- Syncope and fainting
- Pulmonary embolism
- Cardiac arrhythmias and conduction disturbances
Surgical treatment of simplex congenital heart diseases (Patent ductus arteriosus, Coarctation of aorta, Atrial septal defect, Ventricular septal defect) and complex congenital heart diseases( Tetralogy of Fallot, Transposition of the great arteries).
Acquired valvular heart diseases (mitral, aortic and tricuspid valve): surgical indications; surgical conservative treatment and replacement; biological and mechanical prosthesis, stentless prosthesis.
Ischemic heart disease: diagnosis and surgical indications; surgical treatment on pump and off pump; conduits for revascularization; long term results.
Mechanical post-MI complications (mitral incompetence, ventricular septal defect, free left ventricular wall rupture, left ventricular aneurysm); surgical treatment.
Thoracic aortic aneurysm: classification, surgical indications and treatment.
Aortic dissection: classification, surgical indications and treatment.
Heart transplantation: donor selection (brain death); surgical indications; immunosuppressive therapy, post operative complications; short and long term results.
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